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Diet and digestive side effects of treatments

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Brochure on side effects of treatments that affect diet

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During treatments, children may experience a variety of side effects that impact their diet.

These include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Mucositis (pain in the mouth)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in taste

Simple strategies can help with these challenges. They are presented in the following 3 capsules along with cooking demonstrations of the recipes for flavoured sparkling water, herb and parmesan bread, and carrot and ginger soup:

Learn more about the changes in taste in this other video capsule. Also, this brochure summarizes the information on the various side effects of treatments that affect diet.

You can also directly consult the recipe section.

Other resources

During treatments, the child may have a weakened immune system. Therefore, it is important to reduce the risk of foodborne infections. This capsule presents some food safety tips.

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